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Sex and the City Betting Odds and Prediction – What Happened to Samantha Jones?

| January 23, 2021 10:28 am PDT
What Happens to Samantha in Sex and the City

The endless string of HBO revivals knows no bounds. And if it isn’t clear, that’s a good thing.

It means some amazing shows being brought back to life, and one of them happens to be Sex and the City.

The show won’t be back completely as it was, of course, as it’s being rebranded as a spin-off, titled And Just Like That.

Carrie Bradshaw is reborn in the Sex and the City reboot, which reunites iconic New York City-dwelling friends, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.

One grand omission is glaring, of course.

Kim Cattrall won’t be on hand to see the show’s triumphant return, and Sex and the City fans are trying to come to grips with it.

A behind-the-scenes beef has Cattrall detached from the series, possibly never to be seen or heard from again. It has fans wondering if the divorce is permanent, and it also has the attention of oddsmakers.

That’s right, if the return of Sex and the City wasn’t enough, you can also profit from the show’s revival. While you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what happened to Samantha Jones, you can actually bet on it at the top sites for betting on entertainment.

Before I dive into the odds for what happened to Samantha Jones, let’s rehash what information is out there, including why Kim Cattrall isn’t a part of the Sex and the City reboot.

Sex and the City Returns

A Sex and the City comeback isn’t all that shocking. Even after the original series ended back in 2004, the story kept on trucking, with two Sex and the City movies being made.

The four stars continued their friendship in the midst of sexual rendezvous, complicated relationships, ambitious careers, and the raucous environment that is New York City. The most recent installment came a decade ago, though.

If you felt like it was about time to dive back into this world, you weren’t alone.

Sarah Jessica Parker admitted her curiosity as to where the characters were at this stage in their respective lives when she recently teased the reboot on Instagram.

It makes sense, too. This was never a story about action or adventure. You don’t need these women to be young or in the best shape of their lives.

It was one of relationships, sex, business, and gossip. And it had one of the best possible settings you could ask for.

Needless to say, the escapades of Carrie Bradshaw and her close group of friends is arguably a timeless ordeal; a story that only truly dies when all of its inhabitants do.

Of course, sometimes the story outlives those that it may feature, even when they still have a pulse.

Falling Out With Kim Cattrall

Sex and the City is proudly back for a 10-episode run at HBO. At a minimum, it’s a tip of the cap to an entertainment industry giant that is trying to adapt to the global streaming phenomenon.

If the Sex and the City reboot works better than expected, who is to say it ends here? More seasons and perhaps more films could lie ahead.

They just aren’t likely to include a key character, however.

That gives way to the big question.

“What happened to Samantha Jones?”

You’re going to wonder about the character, but before you get there, you first have to come to terms with the 64-year old Cattrall not necessarily seeing eye to eye with her co-stars.

The actual issue isn’t clear, but Cattrall and the other ladies had a falling out of sorts, and it wasn’t something that was fixable, apparently. Perhaps, it never will be.

For whatever reason, Cattrall is not a part of the Sex and the City reboot, and fans are left wondering what could have been.

So is Cattrall, who some feel aired her grievances publicly in a recent tweet.

Cattrall has otherwise remained silent about what transpired behind the scenes. Parker, however, responded to public backlash, specifically when one fan said the two didn’t like each other.

Here is Parker’s reply.

“No, I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do”.

Make of that what you will. The point is there’s something negative going on, and it’s caused Kim Cattrall’s removal from the show.

And just like that, Samantha Jones was gone. But where to?

Odds for What Happened to Samantha Jones

Passed Away+130
Moved Away+250
Not Mentioned+450
Still in New York+450
In Prison/Institution+750

That’s where the fun begins. It’s sad to say goodbye to such an iconic character, and anyone who watched Sex and the City understands how vital Samantha was to the group.

But change is paramount in everyone’s lives, and it’s not as if shows haven’t moved on without major characters in the past.

The question, of course, is what happens to Samantha, and where does her character go from here?

The leading option is that Samantha Jones is dead.

I don’t like this pick at all. The odds make it the favored outcome at Bovada, but it’d be a slap in the face to Kim Cattrall, and it’d also be permanently closing the door on an iconic character for this franchise.

Samantha Jones is adventurous and lively. She’s had many roller coaster relationships, and she’s not afraid of much. Much like Sex and the City 2 suggested, she could be traveling the world, meeting new men, or maybe she finally found long-lasting love.

Whatever the case, she’s probably still alive and kicking. It’s just that something else takes away from her pals.

That’s why I like the second option best. Samantha Jones probably finally decided to leave New York. Maybe her job took her out of town, but I’m betting on finally settling down with her new lover. Probably in another state or country.

Not mentioning Samantha Jones at all would also be a terrible option and pretty disrespectful.

And Just Like That is a spin-off and doesn’t need to stay completely loyal to the original show, but not mentioning their dear friend at least once seems like an ugly way to move on.

It’s possible the new series writes in a similar narrative that the group is living out right now. Maybe we see a shot of Carrie and the others stopping by Samantha’s job or house and considering an attempt at reconciliation.

Referencing her at some level would deliver a nod to Samantha Jones still being present and “involved” without totally abandoning the character.

The last one is a tad silly, but you just never know. When trying to predict what happens to Samantha Jones, most Sex and the City fans would admit you really do need to consider every possible option.

Having her institutionalized or imprisoned feels about as disrespectful as killing her off or just ignoring she ever existed, though.

Predicting What Happens to Samantha Jones

Ultimately, I think And Just Like That is going to pay homage to Kim Cattrall’s character in some way. It very well may not be any of the options listed at Bovada, but I tend to think it will be one of them.

Any of them are fair game. Characters get killed off all the time, and if this beef is as real as it’s being presented – with no hope of a comeback – then just closing the door on Samantha Jones wouldn’t be all that crazy.

But it also doesn’t have to be that way.

And Just Like That could always include Cattrall down the road. And if this reboot is successful, who is to say a future Sex and the City movie wouldn’t be made and also want Jones back in the mix?

To leave all options on the table, I think the best play is to just touch on Samantha Jones being happy living elsewhere. And if the bridge is ever mended, all sides can join together again in another episode or movie.

It’s a bummer that Samantha Jones won’t be on-screen with her beloved pals, but Sex and the City fans can rejoice. Their favorite show is back – albeit in a different light – and plenty of drama shall ensue.

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Noah Davis
Noah Davis

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